When you're deciding to swim against the current, factor in the energy it will take to resist.
If you choose to be different, don't be surprised when it's difficult.
Your culture creates a current. When you choose to challenge the defaults of that culture, you become a swimmer in that current.
You can choose to swim with the current, or away from the current, neither with it or against it.
But when you choose to swim against the current, the current will push you back, draining energy and motivation.